Adele showed off her new weight loss transformation on Oct. 24’s Saturday Night Live. She made jokes about her weight loss. But her appearance also sparked interest in the sirtfood diet, a unique eating plan.
“And I know I look really, really different since you last saw me but actually, because of all the Covid restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and only bring half of me – and this is the half I chose,” the singer joked during the episode.
In recent months, Adele has been showing off her weight loss in a series of body-positive Instagram posts. Fans have linked the singer to the Sirtfood diet. Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten founded the dietary plan in 2016, according to Metro News. The diet consists of eating specific foods called “sirtfoods.”
“Adele was a member of the private health club KX in London where Glen and I founded the Sirtfood Diet. And then her 2016 tour trainer Pete Geracimo encouraged her to follow the diet,” Goggins told The New York Post. He said a friend of the singer’s revealed her diet to him.
“They described a typical day of ‘a green juice in the morning before a workout’ and meals being stuff like shrimp stir-fry with buckwheat noodles, chicken with kale,” he continued. “Even her treats were our exact recipe for Sirtfood bites [chocolate bites made with cocoa powder, dates, turmeric, and walnuts]. It was the epitome of the diet. So we realized not only was she still a fan of it, but she was putting us to shame the way she was following it to the absolute letter.”
Fans of Adele Are Interested in the Sirtfood Diet
According to the founders, the diet can help the body’s ability to lose weight while retaining muscle. These foods activate sirtuins in a person’s body. Sirtuins are proteins that protect cells from dying when put under stress. For instance, researchers believe they play a role in regulating a person’s metabolism and aging. Kale, buckwheat, dark chocolate, green tea and apples are some of the “sirtfoods” listed with the diet.
Adele’s appearance caused a variety of reactions on Twitter as users weighed the pros and cons of the diet.